White House Demands Congressional Probe Whether Obama Ordered Wiretaps

Tyler Durden's picture

With Trump so far providing no follow up comments to his dramatic accusation from Saturday morning that Obama bugged the Trump Tower in October 2016, spending Saturday night at Mar-A-Lago where he had dinner with AG Jeff Sessions, he resumed the attack on Sunday morning when he went after the Democratic National Committee and President Obama in a series of early morning tweets.

In his first tweet, the president questioned rhetorically whether the DNC refused to let the FBI have access to its servers (as FBI director Comey confirmed previously, the DNC did in fact do that) after it learned it had been hacked: "Is it true the DNC would not allow the FBI access to check server or other equipment after learning it was hacked?" Trump asked.  "Can that be possible?"

He followed up with questions about President Barack Obama's own ties with Russia, referencing the infamous March 2012 "hot mic" video in which Obama told former Russian President Dmitri Medvedev he would have more "flexibility" after his re-election: "who was it that secretly said to Russian President, 'Tell Vladimir that after the election I'll have more flexibility?'" he tweeted.

However, the first concrete sign that Trump intends to keep the pressure on Obama, came on Sunday morning from Sean Spicer, when the White House press secretary tweeted just before 9am Eastern that as part of investigations into Russian attempts to influence the election, the White House is requesting that the congressional intelligence committees probe whether "executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016", a strong hint that Congress should look into Obama bugged Trump.

“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer tweeted.

The White House spokesman then said that Trump is requesting that congressional committees determine whether “executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

And, hinting that a voluntary gag order will be implemented, Spicer said that “neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted," Spicer added.

To be sure, there was immediate pushback from the punditry:

In any case, while Democrats have accused Trump of fabricating his accusation that Obama bugged the president's phones to deflect from the media's full court press to suggest that Trump's aides had ties to Russia, it now appears that Trump is pushing back with demands of a similar probe, focusing on alleged "executive power violations" by Obama. While it is unclear how far either probe will go, the stakes have suddenly soared, escalating to the very top with either the current or the former president finding themselves with much to lose, if the other side's accusations are confirmed.

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Dilluminati's picture

Obama needs to go to jail yesterday!

Lock Him UP!

Lock Him UP!

Lock Him UP!

he'll say he dindu nuttin but I don't believe him


kavlar's picture
kavlar (not verified) Belrev Mar 5, 2017 9:39 AM

Wait until the Donald takes us to war with Iran.

https://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/views-of-news/#presidenttrump

lexxus's picture
lexxus (not verified) kavlar Mar 5, 2017 9:42 AM

That's the backdoor to World War 3.

Let's see if the Trumptards still love him then.

phoolish's picture

Send him back where he came from ... Kenya.

BullyBearish's picture

Yes...I can really see democraps and republicraps getting together to agree on raising the debt ceiling, raising military spending, building a wall, or just about anything...

J S Bach's picture

Obama's already getting his "probe" in one of the many gay bath houses he frequents.

jbvtme's picture

this goat still around???  he's nothing more than a custodian with a teleprompter.  i'm long floor buffers and wet mops

chunga's picture

I saw that, it was good.

Here's the fiend Clapper...on "Meet the Fake Press".

Ex-DNI Clapper: 'To My Knowledge' No FISA Order For Trump Tower Surveillance

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/former-dni-james-clapper-no-fisa-o...

"Obviously I can't speak officially anymore, but I will say that for the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI there was no wiretap activity mounted against the President-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign," he said. "I can't speak for other Title III authorized entities in the government, or a state or local entity."

This is gonna be good.

thebigunit's picture

Translation:

"Don't tell me how you did it."

"I can't speak for other Title III authorized entities in the government, or a state or local entity."

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Entire departments need fired.

It's going to take 4 years just to fire everyone.

xythras's picture

Soetoro is going DOWN... DOWN TO GUANTANAMO. He always loved Cuba, hahaha

When even the WEASEL Paul Ryan admitted the wiretaps, that means they had no cover whatsoever for them.

VIDEO: Paul Ryan Admits to Having Knowledge of Trump Tower Wiretap

http://dailywesterner.com/news/paul-ryan-admits-to-having-knowledge-of-t...


Whoa Dammit's picture

"Sweet" Loretta calls for marching, blood & death to "protect their rights." This is gonna get ugly.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/former-obama-attorney-general-lo...

HowdyDoody's picture

The Daily Mail reports that Tony Blair has secretly met Trump and hopes to join the team as Middle East Peace Envoy? WTF? This guy was instrumental in enabling the war of aggression against Iraq resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians.

Just. Say. No.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Yeah, I remember that. Then I found out those Beatles were original Satanist scum. Dead to me now more than their own deaths. Loretta Lynch is headed in a new direction soon though.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

A little slow with the shilling this morning. You let the bible guy get here 1st. Sleep in?

GUS100CORRINA's picture

President TRUMP is beginning to do what needs to be done.

Remember, with OBAMA, we are dealing with an individual who is a DESPOT with a REPROBATE MIND.

When I use the term "DESPOT with a REPROBATE MIND", you might be asking: 'What does he mean?",

The term is Biblical. It means that GOD has turned him over. Over to what "You might ask?". The answer is over to self.

OBAMA is very, very dangerous and has shown himself to be a perverted soul who is capable of unbelievable evil.

Not a very comforting perspective, but it is the TRUTH. The only restraint on OBAMA is civil government and the RULE OF LAW.

For OBAMA, he is in a bad place with both the authorities and GOD.

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Final Quotation from a great leader in American History

Quote from Robert Charles Winthrop

Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled, either by a power within them, or by a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible, or by the bayonet.

eatthebanksters's picture

WIth respect to the responses from Obama and his Administration they are unduly narrow and vague.  They don't answer the real questions they only answer one question. There is something going on here, its an orchestrated attack to undermine and discredit Trump. The Progressives finally showed their hand with the Sessions stuff coming out so soon after Trumps universally well received speech. Let's investigate, and prosecute and jail those who are found guilty.

These two videos are excellent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5WjFHYTvOU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91fNfGjZdM0&t=3

king leon's picture

Time to dust off the nail gun.

two hoots's picture

AG Sessions should investigate the Democratic National Committee as a nest of subterfuge that  threatens the "domestic tranquility" clause of our constitution.  They are a private organization and are not allowed privilege above any portion of it.

auricle's picture

Going after Trump seems like something Loretta Lynch would do. Like seeing President Clinton on her plane while his wife is under investigation. Loretta Lynch and Lois Lerner, abusing their office for political purpose. They both should be in jail.

idahobandito's picture

Word juggling by the clap. the tap was on 4 members of the Trump team, which would probably include the whole Trump Tower complex. Every word these traitors speak is carefully structured to provide "cover" in court.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

If this proven to be true it will be the Dems party communist wing exploding from inside, man, what a show would that be ... hope it will be proven true just for the chance to enjoy the show :)

 

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) johngaltfla Mar 5, 2017 2:26 PM

Former CIA agent:

CIA director John Brennan and James Clapper engaged in a mission to destroy Donald Trump's candidacy.

And Obama gave the green light for it.

Said they can be charged with sedition and go to prison, not sure who "they" are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9M5HlzCulc

FatTony7915726's picture

The former head nigger in charge can't be trusted.  He's black!

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Chupacabra-322's picture

This scandal cries out for aggressive investigation. Let’s see the initial FISA application, and the court order denying it. Then let’s see the second application, and the order that approved it. Let’s put the Obama administration officials who signed the applications under oath, and find out who put them up to it. Let’s find out what judges denied the first application, and what judges granted the second one. Let’s get the details on the Obama administration’s spying. Did they tap the Trump campaign’s telephones? If so, which lines? Did they hack into the Trump campaign’s servers? If so, which ones?

Obviously, as President Trump said, the Obama administration learned nothing of significance from its spying on the Trump campaign. But it now appears that the election of 2016 may have been hacked after all, in a far more meaningful way than an intrusion into Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s email account. It may have been hacked by the Obama administration. We need to find out what happened. Congress should give top priority to this investigation.

Absolutely.

So what Criminals at large Obama, Clapper & Lynch have done 17 days prior to former CEO Criminal Obama leaving office was to Decentralize & weaken the NSA. As a result, Intel gathering was then regulated to the other 16 Intel Agencies.

Thus, taking Centuries Old Intelligence based on a vey stringent Centralized British Model, De Centralized it, filling the remaining 16 Intel Agenices with potential Spies and a Shadow Deep State Mirror Government.

All controlled from two blocks away at Pure Evil Criminal War Criminal Treasonous at large, former CEO Obama's Compound / Lair.

It's High Treason being conducted "Hidden In Plain View" by the Deep State. It's the most Bizzare Transition of Power I've ever witnessed.

Unprecedented.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Stinky,

And, If Obama, Lynch & Clapper all agreed 17 days out to change the surveillance structure of the NSA. What date exectly did the changes occur in relation to the first FISA request for the Trump Wire Taps?

two hoots's picture

they can just chose their words or nods or tacit approval for anything and comfortability and dishonestly claim deniability.   

Ferrari's picture

Yes. And while everyone is distracted with the FISA/Trump Tower project, Sessions, et al, can focus on the main front which is Pedogate. Let the FISA offensive be the holding action. I keep on working the Lee & Jackson at Chancelorsville metaphore in my head.

 

Sweet Chicken's picture

While I hope and pray "from your mouth to god's ears", I fear this is all meant to distract from pizza/pedo-gate till itcan be properly buried from the publics attention.

Time4Change's picture

Bravo..couldnt have said it better..

nmewn's picture

They had to lie to the court or have (AND WITHHOLD) other evidence I'm sure, which are both felonies. But it should be fun watching them all draw straws to see who the unlucky bastard(s) are that falls on The Wons sword tho ;-)

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ nmewn,

Thing is, there are multiple different High Crimes at play.

1. The looting of Fanny Mae & Freddie Mac to fund Obamacare.

2. The Lynch DOJ tax payer slush fund to fund Political Leftists Groups

3. The FISA wiretapping.

Ferrari's picture

Chupacabra, my ZHbrother... That list seems AWFULLY short. Libya/Syria/ISIS anyone?

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Ferrari,

Irrefutable proof of the absolute, complete, open Lawlessness by the Criminal Fraud UNITED STATES, CORP. INC., its CEO & Board of Directors.

1. Torture .
2. WMD lie to the American People.
3. Lying the American People into War.
4. Illegal Wars of Aggression.
5. Arming, funding & training of terror organizations by the State Dept. / CIA & members of CONgress.
6. McCain meets with ISIS (Pics available).
7. Clapper lies to CONgress.
8. Brennan lies to CONgress & taps Congressional phones / computers.
9. Lynch meets Clinton on tarmac.
10. Fast & Furious deals with the Sinaloa Cartel.
11. Holder in Contempt of CONgress.
12. CIA drug / gun running / money laundering through the tax payer bailed out TBTFB.
13. Illegal NSA Spying on the American People.
14. DNC Federal Election Crime / Debbie Wasserman Shultz.
15. Hillary Clinton email Treason.
16. Clinton Foundation pay to play RICO.
17. Anthony Weiner 650,000 #PizzaGate Pedo Crimes.
18. Secret Iran deal.
19. Lynch takes the Fifth when asked about Iran deal
20. FBI murders LaVoy Finicum
21. BENGAZI

nmewn's picture

Absolutely, Fast & Furious and Benghazi aren't over yet either.

I mean think about it, Holder made history by illegally smuggling guns across an international border for the PURPOSE of Mexican nationals being MURDERED and recieved a "pre-emptive pardon" (by any other name) for those criminal activities and then, the foreign policy and gun running into Syria is the direct result of middle eastern refugees flooding into Europe and their current problems.

These fuckers have a lot to answer for besides bastardizing the Constitution to say its illegal to not have health insurance and doubling the debt in only eight years.

A lot more, Obama expanding NSA data sharing on CITIZENS as he walked out the door too.

Theta_Burn's picture

And the band plays on..

What the fuck.. with all this investigating and counter investigating going on, who has time to even run a country?

Meanwhile the debt ceiling approacheth, criminality is finally being called out, hill & bill walk free (for now) and some of these fucks may actually end up in the clink..

Some weird shit, dead ahead...

Oprah...2020.....LOL

 

 

two hoots's picture

"These fuckers have a lot to answer for..."

they must force Trump out before the bell tolls.

WillyGroper's picture

if dt's strategy is of tenshun, it would appear to be drawing closer to songbird mcshame.

John McCain Aide Arrested By Pedophile Ring Investigators

hope their asses are sucking wind.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) prime american Mar 5, 2017 2:26 PM

No you aren't.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

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